1 protection from danger/bad weather
VERB + SHELTER afford (sb), give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with) The great elm trees gave shelter from the wind. | need | find, run for, seek, take | refuse sb The nuns won't refuse you shelter. | leave We had to leave the shelter of the trees.
PREP. in/under the ~ of standing in the shelter of the shop doorway | ~ from to seek shelter from the rain
PHRASES shelter for the night
2 small building that gives protection
ADJ. makeshift, temporary | stone, underground, wooden | air-raid, bomb, bus, emergency, fallout
VERB + SHELTER build, erect, make, put up The villagers were building temporary shelters.
PREP. in a/the ~ You'll be safer in the shelter. | ~ for a shelter for cattle